7 Warning Signs of a Toxic Relationship ...

By Heather

7 Warning Signs of a Toxic Relationship ...

A toxic relationship isn't something that you can spot right out all of the time, that's why you've got to watch out for some warning signs of a toxic relationship. Picking and choosing all of the warning signs of a toxic relationship can be hard, especially if you've been with your partner for a really long time. Remember, a toxic relationship can ruin you and really cause you to have extremely low self esteem.

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Lots of Hostility

Is your relationship filled with hostility? Is it something that is constantly flowing between you and your partner? This is one of the top warning signs of a toxic relationship. There shouldn't be hostility in a relationship, there should be something fun and a relationship should be something that you enjoy being in, not something you dread.

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Dirty Fighting

Is there constant name calling? Constant insults? Is the past constantly being thrown up? That's all dirty fighting and it isn't something that should ever be in a relationship. If you are with someone and you love them, you need to discuss things, not scream at each other and be ugly to each other.

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Criticism

Is there a constant snide criticism that seems to always be in your relationship? That isn't right! There is a time and place for criticism and it shouldn't be in your relationship. Remember, the person that you love is someone that you should accept too, the good and bad. If you have an issue with your partner, talk about it!

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Avoiding Problems

Do you constantly avoid the problems that rise up in your relationship? Do you just put them off and don't bring them up again until you are fighting about them? That's a pattern and one that isn't healthy and that you shouldn't keep up. You should attempt to work out all of your problems as they come up. This is where the discussion piece should come in!

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You Aren't Yourself

Do you change your opinions and constantly switch up how you feel when your partner does? That isn't being you! You need to be your own person, even if you are in a relationship. Don't ever lose that. Never, ever change your opinion for anyone! If your partner can't accept you for you, why are you in a relationship with them at all?

Famous Quotes

Men in general judge more from appearances than from reality. All men have eyes, but few have the gift of penetration.

Niccolò Machiavelli
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Your Family Doesn't like Your Relationship

Does your family see how you and your partner treat each other? Do they like the relationship that you have built together? Do they constantly tell you that you can do better and that you should be able to do better? Well, that's a warning sign! Your family should like your relationship, how your partner treats you and how you treat your partner. There should be some kind of mutual respect there.

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Lots of Guilt Trips

Finally, as far as the guilt trips, do you have a ton of them in your relationship? T hat could be one of the major warning signs that you and your partner are in a toxic relationship. I know it's hard to believe, but you shouldn't ever have to feel guilty in a relationship.

Toxic relationships are hard to get out of and even harder to identify. Have you ever been in a toxic relationship? Have you tried to get out of it?

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I really need advice. So last year during summer, i had a thing with a guy. He had just gotten in a relationship a day before we met and I guess he was confused and stuck in a love triangle. I knew he liked me but i think we both knew it was just a summer fling. So i fell hard for him and we became really good friends. We would text everyday and he would usually be the first to text me. He never ever left me hanging. But then i guess i stopped texting him and its been about 4 months. I texted him about 2 weeks ago cus i missed him but found out he was on vacation to the bahamas. Do you think he got the text? Can u get connection from there, and if he didnt get it, should i text him? Btw, we met at a camp last year and im going again this year and he might go! Help me please.

I've been with my husband for 7 years and married for 1. I'm in a toxic relationship I was just hoping it would get better but it hasn't

Toxic relationship for 10 almost 11 years. Crazy part about the nut dumped me. He was extremely jealous and controlling. Everything had to be his way. But he always turned everything to being my fault. The controllers always have to be the one to break it off too. I just feel for who ever he runs into next. He is a loaded gun!!

These are pretty true. But also quite obvious. I think it's the subtle things which lead to toxicity that are the most damaging....

Thanks :) he's just not the man I loved when we started dating. I think a lot of it has to deal with his job, but that's not going away anytime soon. Hopefully we will be able to work things out peacefully.

I was in one of these for 5 years, so glad I was able to stay strong and get out.

I know and have known for quite a while that my two year relationship is toxic. I love his sweet side and our good times, but my guy has serious anger issues. He yells at me at least once a week. What I don't understand honestly, is why do I stay when I know this kind of relationship is very unhealthy for me.

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